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Is the Biden strategy to make fewer gaffes to simply hide?

Friends and supporters of former Vice President Joe Biden have been gently suggesting to him and to campaign officials that perhaps he should make fewer campaign appearances, thus lessening the likelihood of Mr. Biden making more high profile gaffes, as he did repeatedly last week in Iowa.

Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar was told by Beijing that a move to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of special autonomy was unacceptable. (Associated Press/File)

National sovereignty comes roaring back

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For their myriad differences, the Indian, Chinese, Russian and American leaders are in harmony on one thing: Each believes strongly in national sovereignty. The idea is that what goes on in within a country's borders is solely the concern of that country and its leaders, not international organizations or foreign governments.

Illustration: Reagan tax reform by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times.

In praise of Republican tax cuts

President Ronald Reagan signed the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 38 years ago this week at Rancho del Cielo, his ranch in the mountains outside of Santa Barbara, California. The bipartisan legislation was the largest tax cut in the history of the United States of America at the time.

Illustration on biased Twitter policy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A 'Twitter mob' is as phony as its outrage

Who comprises a Twitter mob anyway? For the most part we don't know, but you can see simple patterns if you pay close attention and understand how social media reach actually works.

Constitutional Person Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Roe v. Wade on the fault line

For more than 50 years, little changed in the legal fight over abortion after seven judges decreed its permissibility in Roe v. Wade. At the time, Laurence Tribe of Harvard Law School wrote that the decision imposed "limits on permissible abortion legislation so severe that no abortion law in the United States remained valid."

'The Darwin Affair' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Darwin Affair'

An omnivorous British pal of mine loved the special dish his mother always served up at winter feasts -- except for the gristle. So be it with this hearty novel, a hunt-board of a thriller rich in historical meat if, for my taste, too grisly by half.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., from left, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., greet each other before the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Putting working-class issues front and center

On the heels of the second round of Democratic primary debates, many observers and media outlets rightfully pointed out that while the candidates on the stage in Detroit continuously claimed that they would fight for working-class Americans, they failed to address the issues that really matter to working people.

Illustration on the romanticizing of Socialism by Linas  Garsys/The Washington Times

Socialism never?

President Trump has repeatedly promised "America will never be a socialist country." Since Franklin Roosevelt began expanding government in the 1930s, the United States has increasingly adopted big-state policies associated with socialism.

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